America, the murdering psycho sniper

America, the murdering psycho sniper

This weekend … the usual cast of characters and character assassins have been spouting nonsense about America and Islam and war and soldiers, all in the wake of the record-smashing opening for the movie American Sniper. Michael Moore weighed in, as did Seth Rogen, to name two of many.

Among the words thrown around were “Nazi”, “mass murderer”, “coward” and even that most damning of epithets, Republican. That’s what they have to say about a soldier. (Remember, as we go on through this story, that liberals love the troops. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself because it will become increasingly difficult to believe.)

The material objection we are supposed to share comes in three parts.

Part One: he is not as close to people when he shoots them as other people are when they shoot. The blessed virtue of proximity, I suppose. By that reasoning, it is safe to conclude that Michael Moore finds the up close and personal beheading of a journalist to be far preferable to the long distance shooting of the beheader.

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